The 8th Annual Sequoyah Classic was held last week on Aug. 22-23. A total of 186 golfers competed for prizes provided by NIKE. The golfers enjoyed two days of great weather and fierce competition. For those in the community that were able to attend, we hope you had a great time and can continue your support of the Children’s Home, Bill Taylor Scholarship Endowment and the Cherokee Youth Center.
The Sequoyah Classic is a charity golf tournament held each year to raise funds for the Cherokee Children’s Home, a non-profit department of the Cherokee Boys Club Inc. The Cherokee Children’s Home provides safe and stable housing for children who need a safe place to stay when they cannot be at home. The Cherokee Children’s Home is currently raising funds for the construction of a new facility which should begin this fall. Funds are also raised for the Bill Taylor Scholarship Endowment, which gives financial aid to enrolled members seeking a Business Administration or business-related degree, and the Cherokee Youth Center which provides after-school care and activities for children.
This year, the tournament raised a record amount of money for these charities. This could not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Tigger Lambert, Administrative Assistant at the Cherokee Children’s Home. Tigger is a masterful organizer and pours herself into making this tournament a success for everyone.
Vice Chief Larry Blythe also contributes greatly to make the Sequoyah Classic a memorable event for all the participants. Thanks to Lumpy Lambert of Harrah’s Cherokee Resort and Casino for getting many vendors involved and for the use one of the tournament’s most valuable resources – coolers and ice! Janna Hyatt also of Harrah’s Cherokee Resort and Casino is always willing to lend a helping hand.
Last, and certainly not least, are Ryan Ott and his excellent staff at the Sequoyah National Golf Course. Ryan works tirelessly, not only for the Classic, but for all the tournaments hosted at Sequoyah National. Ryan does a fabulous job and is greatly appreciated.
Thanks again to all those who came out and had a great time. We hope to see you next year. If you would like to know more about the Sequoyah Classic and would like to make sure that you are notified of next year’s tournament, please call the Children’s Home 497-5009 and speak with Tigger to get added to our e-mail list.